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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Retroviruses 'Almost Half a Billion Years Old'

Jan. 10, 2017 — Retroviruses -- the family of viruses that includes HIV -- are almost half a billion years old, according to new research. That's several hundred million years older than previously thought and ... read more

Newly Discovered Ancient Tombs in Egypt

Dec. 22, 2016 — Archaeologists have found "compelling evidence" of new pharaonic tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities has ... read more

Dec. 20, 2016 — In the Arctic, the Inuits have adapted to severe cold and a predominantly seafood diet. Now, a team of scientists has followed up on the first natural selection study in Inuits to trace back the ... read more

Computer Models Find Ancient Solutions to Modern Climate Problems

Dec. 20, 2016 — Archaeologists are at the helm of new research using sophisticated computer technology to learn how past societies responded to climate change. Their work, which links ancient climate and ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — When a female Norwegian Viking died some time during the 9th century, she was buried wearing a status symbol: a beautiful piece of bronze jewellery worn on her traditional Norse ... read more

Dec. 16, 2016 — Invasive species have shaped island ecosystems and landscapes in the Gulf of Alaska, but their histories are unknown. Researchers have now investigated the archaeological and genetic history of the ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — An international research team is exploring the remains of an ancient city in central Greece. The results can change the view of an area that traditionally has been considered a backwater of the ... read more

Dec. 12, 2016 — Neanderthals kept coming back to a coastal cave site in Jersey from at least 180,000 years ago until around 40,000 years ago. researchers report. As part of a re-examination of La Cotte de St Brelade ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — New genetic research suggests that smallpox, a pathogen that caused millions of deaths worldwide, may not be an ancient disease but a much more modern killer that went on to become the first human ... read more

Scientists' Study of Human Migration Could Help Understand Cancer Metastasis

Dec. 8, 2016 — Migration for the first humans in America was easier moving east-west as opposed to north-south, researchers report, largely because the knowledge needed to live in the same climate zones was easily ... read more

The Emperor's New Coats: History of Horse Coat Colors

Dec. 7, 2016 — Human preferences for horse coat colours have changed greatly over time and across cultures. Spotted and diluted horses were more frequent from the beginning of domestication until the end of the ... read more

Overwhelming Evidence of Malaria's Existence 2,000 Years Ago

Dec. 6, 2016 — An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its ... read more

Dec. 2, 2016 — A team of international archaeologists believe a pair of mummified legs on display in an Italian museum may belong to Egyptian Queen Nefertari – the favorite wife of the pharaoh Ramses ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — 48 skeletons have been discovered in what researchers are calling a ‘Plague Pit.’ 27 of these were from children, say the researchers. This represents an extremely rare discovery, suggesting that ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Hundreds of years before the first Thanksgiving, Native Americans were raising and feasting on America's classic holiday meal. This is the first time scientists have suggested that turkeys were ... read more

Nov. 18, 2016 — Where's the best place to start when retracing the life of a person who lived 4,000 years ago? Turns out, it's simple -- you start at the ... read more

Autism and Human Evolutionary Success

Nov. 15, 2016 — A subtle change occurred in our evolutionary history 100,000 years ago that allowed people who thought and behaved differently -- such as individuals with autism -- to be integrated into society, ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — Microbiologists have discovered that red squirrels in Britain and Ireland carry the two bacterial species that cause leprosy in ... read more

Nov. 4, 2016 — Archeologists have uncovered a large Bronze Age city not far from the town of Dohuk in northern Iraq. The excavation work has demonstrated that the settlement, which is now home to the small Kurdish ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — The discarded bone of a chicken leg, still etched with teeth marks from a dinner thousands of years ago, provides some of the oldest known physical evidence for the introduction of domesticated ... read more

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